Functional Materials in Optoelectronics

Partner University: ITMO University

Place of Study: Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science in Technical Physics (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 Years, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Physics, Engineering or relevant field with excellent/good grades. CV & motivation letter. Upper-intermediate level of English*
Annual Tuition Fee: 286,000 rubles for Russian students, 306,000 rubles for international students

Career Options: the graduates acquire a range of competencies essential for PhD studies and future career in the leading companies, research institutions and scientific laboratories both in Russia and abroad.

The Master’s program in Functional Materials in Optoelectronics offers a world-class education in a wide variety of areas from fundamentals of materials science to practical aspects of the design of novel optoelectronic devices.

New materials with unique properties are crucial for further development of optoelectronics and nanoelectronics. Photonic structures based on these materials are actively used as building blocks for high-performance devices for data storage, communication, computing and in energy-saving technologies. Today the leading positions in research and development of modern materials belong to international projects, so the education process implies the active collaboration with Russian and international academic and industrial partners of the program.

The Students Will Learn

Research and Industrial Internships

1. Partner universities

2. International Research Center for Functional Materials and Devices of Optoelectronics, ITMO University, St.Petersburg (Russia)

3. European X-ray Free-Electron Laser (European XFEL), Hamburg (Germany)

4. Academic and industrial members of European projects Horizon 2020 INDEED (2017-2021) and FRAMED (2017-2019): more than 20 universities and companies from Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA

5. R&D partners and startups at St. Petersburg (Russia).

Contents of the Program

General Courses

Core Courses


Track Optoelectronic Materials:

Track Semiconductor Nanostructures for Photonics:

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully.

How to apply?

To apply, please follow our step-by-step application guide.

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Nadezhda Markova, manager of the Program

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